Mei Tian Mei Yu Entertainment’s new TV/web series Planet Homebuddies, which premiered on February 8 across multiple online video platforms, has been accused of being a “ripoff” of the iconic Friends by U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and other entertainment journalists.

According to China Daily, each episode of Planet Homebuddies begins with music provided by Danny Wilde of American band The Remembrandts, who also famously performed the theme song of Friends.

Mei Tian Mei Yu maintains that the two programmes are not the same. Jean Zhang, President of Mei Tian Mei Yu Entertainment, says the only similarity between Planet Homebuddies and Friends is the number of leading characters in both series. But beyond that, she states both shows are completely different in terms of production and plot.